The art of coordinating unpredictable and breathtaking wedding moments
Stacy Jones is a MUST-HAVE at weddings - a professional who loves to coordinate beauty on those oh so important days of brides. Although, on average, she takes about 50,000 steps a day while executing a wedding, she still arrives home with flashes of happiness in her eyes. This amalgam of feelings fully defines her as a person passionate about the activity she performs.
So what does it mean to be a wedding planner?
The wedding coordinator is a person who unanimously guides the planned and unpredictable moments of the wedding day. She is always that angel of the bridegroom from the first to the last moment starting with the dress of the wedding dress and ending with ordering taxis for guests at the end of the wedding.
She coordinates the work of service providers, verifies the timely execution of certain works or moments in the scenario, solves any problem or force majeure. The wedding coordinator is the right hand of the moderator and the best friend of the bride, leading a multitude of tasks and obligations planned in advance. The wedding coordinator is the person thanks to whom the bride and groom and the parents can fully enjoy the wedding day and can get rid of stress and organization on the happiest day of their lives!
- What qualities must a wedding coordinator have?
A wedding coordinator must embody a multitude of qualities such as: responsibility, punctuality, direction and organization, impeccable memory, kindness, meticulous detail, tact, perseverance, always at the customer's fingertips and last but not least must put a lot of love in everything what is he doing. All these are very important, but along the way we can self-perfect them. While the most unique for me is perfectionism, because only through this quality you can perform a high quality service, although in the daily routine it becomes an impediment for me.
We asked Stacy at what moments she felt that her presence was needed the most during a wedding
In my opinion, brides become very stressful on the wedding day and during the preparation for this event. We all dream of something perfect and imposing on this day. Sometimes stress prevails over emotions, which is why there is this profession of coordinator, on whose shoulders the bride delegates these tasks, and it remains for her to enjoy this important event in her life with her loved ones. Many times, guests compare their day with that of the bride and groom and argue that it is better to entrust these stressful tasks and small shocks that occur during the evening. Given the fact that they are busy until the long-awaited day and when it's time to relax, enjoy the event are already exhausted. In these moments I feel an influx of energy and pride in what I do. So, I realize even more how important the job I do with a lot of self-sacrifice is. So that unanimous MUST-HAVE fully defines me.
- If you made a top 3 of the most intriguing moments that happened at the weddings where you were the coordinator, which would you score in the first place?
Intriguing moments are various, some funny, others less pleasant. If we were to draw a line of some of them they would be:
1 . The pastry shop that confused the orders and delivered a completely different cake, with other initials on it. At the same time, at the end of the wedding, a theft of 18 bottles of cognac was detected.
2. Confused with the bride's dress: someone broke in some places, another bride got dirty, these events occurring a few moments before the civil registration or at the time of the photos.
3. The unexpected appearance of rain at an outdoor wedding where the scenery began to be affected by water. At the same time, the delay of the service providers as a result of which it was necessary to make some major modifications in a very short amount of time.
These are just a few moments from the multitude of what is happening on the dream beach. And if for the moment I'm a shock to the bride and groom, I strive to become that "superman" in my pocket who has everything at hand. Eventually the damage is removed, the party continues willingly and "Bitter to the bride and groom."
We asked Stacy how she charges for her services, and she says the fees were developed in close conjunction with the company which books her out, all of which came through her one year course in wedding planning
The provision of services has always been priced according to the number of delegated tasks. The services of a responsible person who takes responsibility for your wedding can cost no less than a wedding cake. At the same time, we can understand that not everyone has an equal level in society, so this price is negotiable, tête-à-tête with the individual customer. From my experience, I have heard many opinions about my services, some say it's a lot of others the other way around - it's too low a price, considering the multitude of tasks performed for an evening.
We asked Stacy what advice she had for those planning a wedding and what details should be taken into account
In this chapter we can give many speeches. I have a lot of useful tips and Life-Hacks for brides and grooms. It involves choosing service providers, selecting the right restaurant and other accessories that would give an authentic personality to your wedding. I can deduce from my experience that about 95% of the wedding atmosphere is part of the good mood and vitality of the bride and groom that day. Therefore, a coordinator takes the responsibility to limit the stress as much as possible and to offer the comfort of the bride and groom to spend beautiful and authentic with their loved ones. "Smile, you're on camera!"
I often tell brides that a coordinator is like a mechanic adjusting a complicated mechanism to produce maximum effect with minimal damage. On the wedding day, the bride and groom's responsibility is only to be happy, with a huge smile living a dream that will one day become a story for your descendants.
Because the role of a wedding planner is creative, fulfilling, and financially rewarding, there is no better time to start out on this career path than right now
The course duration is 1 year or less during which the Wedding Planner will master the art of negotiating a client’s dream and their budget within which that dream must materialize. The Wedding Planner often is responsible everything wedding related, from planning, to invitations, to execution and memorabilia. Potential risks must also be taken into account and for this a knowledge of relevant legislation, insurance coverage, and other risks need to be foreseen and carefully planned for. Creativity and resourcefulness does not end after an event is planned either; an effective event requires as much attention during its execution as it did during its preparation. After the wedding is pulled off, the Planner helps the family and attendees make the most of what has been spent by creating a variety of memorabilia.
Beyond this sphere of work, throughout the course you will also develop many necessary skills in the field of Event Planner and Hostess while also having the opportunity to obtain a well-paid job through the Program for a Profitable Career or to confidently advance in your Professional Career.
The career of a wedding planner is not your typical 9-5 job: It comes with advantages that create a stress-free, care-free lifestyle including:
Let’s face it you have to make a living one way or another. What better way to achieve financial stability and comfort for you and your family than by improving the lives of others.
There is no better time to start on a pathway toward financial balance, psychological comfort, and begin enjoying all of the advantages that come from a profitable career!